Monday 16 | Tuesday 17 | Wednesday 18

“T” stands for technical paper (20 minutes presentation and 10 QA), while and “C” stands for communication paper (15 minutes presentation and 5 QA).

Monday, 16 April 2012

8:00-9:00 Registration

9:00-9:30 Opening

9:30-10:30 Session 1: Accessible Web 2.0

Chair: David Sloan (University of Dundee)

  • Developing A Semantic User And Device Modeling Framework That Supports UI Adaptability Of Web 2.0 Applications For People With Special Needs (C). Philip Ackermann, Carlos A. Velasco, Christopher Power, Yehya Mohamad, Jaroslav Pullmann.
  • Evaluating The Accessibility Of Rich Internet Applications (C). Nádia Fernandes, Daniel Costa, Sérgio Neves, Carlos Duarte, Luís Carriço.
  • Towards Ubiquitous Accessibility: Capability-based Profiles And Adaptations, Delivered Via The Semantic Web (C). Matthew Atkinson, Matthew Bell, Colin Machin.

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Session 2: Evaluating Accessibility

Chair: Giorgio Brajnik (University of Udine)

  • Using Acceptance Tests To Validate Accessibility Requirements In RIA (T). Willian Massami Watanabe, Renata Pontin de Mattos Fortes, Ana Luiza Dias.
  • Getting One Voice: Tuning Up Experts’ Assessment In Measuring Accessibility (C). Silvia Mirri, Ludovico Antonio Muratori, Paola Salomoni, Matteo Battistelli.
  • Guidelines, Icons And Marketable Skills: An Accessibility Evaluation Of 100 Web Development Company Homepages (C). Teresa Gilbertson, Colin Machin.
  • A Macroscopic Web Accessibility Evaluation At Different Processing Phases (C). Nádia Fernandes, Luis Carriço.

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Session 3: Novel Views on Web Accessibility

Chair: Mike Paciello (The Paciello Group)

  • Understanding Web Accessibility And Its Drivers (T). Yeliz Yesilada, Giorgio Brajnik, Markel Vigo, Simon Harper.
  • A Challenge To Web Accessibility Metrics And Guidelines: Putting People And Processes First (C). Martyn Cooper, David Sloan, Brian Kelly, Sarah Lewthwaite.
  • Certification Or Conformance: Making A Successful Commitment To Wcag 2.0 (C). Suzette Keith, Nikolaos Floratos, Gill Whitney.
  • Alipi: A framework for re-narrating web pages (C). T B Dinesh, Suzan Uskudarli, Subramanya Sastry, Deepti Aggarwal, Venkatesh Choppella.

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-16:30 Google Student Award

16:30-17:40 Microsoft Accessibility Challenge

19:30 Dinner and “William Loughborough” After Dinner Speech: Usability, Demography, and Directions for W4AAlan F Newell.


Tuesday, 17 April 2012

9:30-10:30 Keynote: Increasing Access to the Web of “Broad Data”. James Hendler.

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Session 4: Designing Web Accessibility

Chair: Silvia Mirri (University of Bologna)

  • Methodology For Identifying And Solving Accessibility Related Issues In Web Content Management System Environments (T). Juan Miguel López, Afra Pascual, Cristina Menduiña, Toni Granollers.
  • Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of A Tool To Support Novice Auditors (T). Christopher Bailey, Elaine Pearson.
  • MIPAW – Modele Of A Progressive Implementation Of Web Accessibility (C). Jean-Pierre Villain, Olivier Nourry.

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:40 Session 5: Dyslexia and Sign Language on the Web

Chair: Simon Harper (University of Manchester)

  • Web Accessibility And People With Dyslexia: A Survey On Techniques And Guidelines (T). Vagner Figueredo de Santana, Rosimeire de Oliveira, Leonelo Dell Anhol Almeida, Maria Cecilia Calani Baranauskas.
  • Layout Guidelines for Web Text and a Web Service to Improve Accessibility for Dyslexics (T). Luz Rello; Gaurang Kanvinde; Ricardo Baeza-Yates.
  • Mobile Sign Language Translation System For Deaf Community (C). Mehrez Boulares, Mohamed Jemni.
  • Web-content’s Syndication In Sign Language (C). Oussama El Ghoul, Nour Ben Yahia, Mohamed Jemni.

15:40-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-17:10 Session 6: Innovative Accessibility Techniques and Studies

Chair: Peter Thiessen (eBuddy)

  • Why Read If You Can Skim: Towards Enabling Faster Screen Reading (T). Faisal Ahmed, Yevgen Borodin, Yury Puzis, I.V. Ramakrishnan.
  • Enhancing Learning Accessibility Through Fully Automatic Captioning (C). Maria Federico, Marco Furini.
  • An Intuitive Accessible Web Automation User Interface (C). Yury Puzis, Yevgen Borodin, Faisal Ahmed, I.V. Ramakrishnan.

17:10-17:30 Awards and Closing

17:30 onwards W3C Research and Development Working Group informal meet-up and dinner (open to anybody)


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

All day W4A Camp

16:00-17:30 WWW/W4A Panel